Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise.

Yesterday afternoon around 2 o'clock, I was sitting as close to the fan as possible trying to cool off as best I could, when I heard Cathy's papa calling me from outside. A shipment of balikbayan boxes had arrived.

This was a minor surprise. We still had two different shipments of boxes that had not yet arrived in Sibulan; one was shipped via Continental Freight Forwarders on April 19, and the second was shipped via LBC in late May.

We've been able to track the boxes from LBC and the latest update eas that these boxes were forwarded to Dumaguete distribution. We have not been able to track the shipment from Continental. We had heard from a friend in the States that her boxes, which where shipped the same date as ours, were in Manila. No official word on those boxes and we were afraid that they may have been lost.

When I went outside to receive the boxes, I was pleasantly surprised to see that these were the boxes shipped thru Continental. We had no idea where these boxes were and did not expect them.

The total number of boxes in this shipment was six regular boxes and one double sized. 90% of the shipment consisted of clothes and shoes - mostly belonging to my wife- though it did include some stereo equipment and assorted items for the kitchen, and most important of all,an eight foot artificial Christmas tree.

Our boxes coming from LBC should arrive this week. That's the one I'm looking for. It has my desktop PC and monitor along with a wifi router. This PC is connected to a VPN so we should be able to watch Neflix and listen to Spotify again.

JP should be happy with the next shipment as well. It contains some of his Wii games and Sonic figures along with a few cans of Walmart brand Vienna sausage - his favorite.

We actually have one more shipment coming via LBC which has been packed and is waiting to be shipped from the U.S.. That box contains really valuable items.......mostly food items which can't be bought here, or if they can be purchased, are too expensive.

It's only August, and we've barely been here a month and already I thinking of things we'll need shipped here in January or February.

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